Photo by Kelly O for The Stranger

Photo by Kelly O for The Stranger

Scarecrow was just nominated for a 2015 Stranger Genius Award! They threw a secret taco party for us and everything!

Then they wrote this lovely article about us.

Here’s a great piece on just how vital video stores are to film culture and how stores are surviving in the digital climate.

When we launched our Scarecrow Project kickstarter last August, we got tons of wonderful press about our mission and our amazing store. Here’s just a sample of the terrific articles written back then:

26 Hard-To-Find Movies That Remind Us Why VHS, DVD, And LaserDisc Still Matter, a great piece from Buzzfeed about a bunch of rare titles you can only find at a video store.

One of the best articles ever written about Scarecrow and its mission comes from the good folks at Vice Motherboard: This Legendary Video Store is Going Out of Business to Save Itself

We’re particularly fond of the way that piece summed up our mission:

“The store isn’t just looking for money to keep DVD rentals flowing through the return bin, though. Its ambition is to become less of a store and something more like a B-movie counterpart to the American Film Institute or the UCLA Film & Television Archive—an organization that preserves and brings attention to the films that need it most.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Below you’ll find a rundown of ALL the great stuff folks have written about us lately.

An episode of KCRW’s “The Business” that featured us.

The original Seattle Times piece marking our launch.

A great piece at Huffington Post.

Pickstarter: Help Save Seattle’s Mover Nerd Mecca (via Nerdist)

Keep Home Video Alive (via Indiewire)

Help the Legendary Scarecrow Video with their Film Preservation Kickstarter Campaign! (via Ain’t It Cool News)

Save the World’s Largest Independent Movie Library (via Badass Digest and Alamo Drafthouse)

Matt and Kate’s appearance on Mark Rahner’s KIRO FM show (head over to Facebook and give Mark’s show a Like!)

Revered Scarecrow Video to Preserve Library with Non-Profit Scarecrow Project (via Fangoria)

Scarecrow Video, one of the largest video stores in the world, to become a non-profit (via The Dissolve)

We even got some awesome tweets from Elijah Wood (who also contributed…Thanks Elijah!),Eli Roth and Kurt Loder!

Scarecrow Video raising $100K on Kickstarter (via GeekWire)

Scarecrow Video Funds the Hoarders’ Dream! PHYSICAL MEDIA LIVES! (via Doc Terror)

[Crowd Source This] “The Scarecrow Project” (via Bloody Disgusting)

Help Preserve World’s Largest Home Video Collection (via SlashFilm)

Seattle’s Scarecrow Video Looking to Become a One of a Kind Film Library (via RopeOfSilicon)

Bill Hunt’s “My Two Cents” column at The Digital Bits

Scarecrow on Seattle

and finally, from KUOW, How Scarecrow Video is Like a Kung-Fu Movie!

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